Posts tagged as: human rights

Notes from Kampala: “No women!”

On the eve of International Women’s Day, I boarded a plane at Entebbe airport bound for my first stop in Doha. As I approached row 12, I noticed that someone else was sitting in my assigned seat. I politely asked … More →

Saudi Arabian blogger will be flogged, every week for the next 19 weeks

It’s been a startling fortnight for anyone that blogs, writes, doodles or puts pen (and pencil!) to power. This afternoon, inhumane and degrading punishment was scheduled to be carried out on blogger Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia and subsequently will … More →

Radio documentary: The Girls of Kajiado

“The Girls of Kajiado’ tells the story of the young Maasai girls of Southern Kenya and their struggle to remain in education. Their fight represents both a desire to break the bonds of poverty and also a challenge to the … More →

“I am constantly amazed by man’s inhumanity to man”

“I am constantly amazed by man’s inhumanity to man.” ― Primo Levi*, If This Is a Man / The Truce The Holocaust was one of the negative icons of the 20th century. It provided one of the contexts for the rise of … More →

Live at the constitutional convention: debating economic, social and cultural rights for Ireland #ESCrights #ccven

The right to health…the right to education…the right to housing…the right to an adequate standard of living… Can we afford to pay for these human rights? What are the arguments for ESC rights and against ESC rights? Would placing ESC … More →

Debating Human Rights – universal or relative to culture?

For human rights activists, the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a sacred document.  Its 30 different articles outline the political, economic, social rights that we are all entitled to – no matter who we are – because … More →

Cartoon of the month: the benefits of migration

Cartoon of the month for February. Visit the cartoons library or check our blogs about migration for more.

10 ongoing bad news stories from 2013

Earlier this month, you may have seen our top 10 good news stories from 2013 we published.  What follows covers some aspects of the other side of the coin. In order to understand the context of ‘good news’, we need … More →

Top 10 videos from 2013

Using multimedia can be a great method for raising debate and discussion around a particular set of issues. Whether you are running a workshop, teaching a class, or just looking to brighten up a dreary Friday morning in mid-January, it … More →

What we’re watching and reading: Think Africa; The World’s Best News; staying positive and imagining a better world; #LivingWage campaign

Information is powerful. Think Africa is a short video that collects the opinions of festival goers from the 2013 Electric Picnic in Stradbally as they consider what words come to mind when they think of ‘Africa’. Paying homage to Bob … More →